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Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Bail-a-Thon a Resounding Success!
The Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Bail-a-Thon took place on Friday November 1, 2013 at Heritage Place Shopping Centre and was a huge success! Over $17,500.00 was raised due to the amazing efforts of our "Jailbirds" and all those in the community who pledged "bail" money to release them from custody or, in some cases, to keep them incarcerated a little while longer.
Thank you to the prominent business people, community members, media personalities, and police personnel who went into jail to raise funds for Crime Stoppers!
Congratulations also to Hanover Police Chief Tracy David who was the number one pledge earner, having brought in more than $2,000.00 in pledges.
All proceeds from this event go directly to Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc to assist in the payment of cash rewards to Tipsters as well as the day-to-day costs of maintaining the program.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charitable organization.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Acknowledges Hanover Police Chief Tracy David and the Residents of Hanover
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce recently paid a special visit to the Hanover Police Services building - not to hand over some hot tips about crime in the town, but instead to acknowledge Chief David for her great efforts in raising funds for the organization at a recent fundraiser.
Chief David along with Inspector Chris Knoll were just a few of the 28 “Jailbirds” who recently participated in the Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Bail-a-Thon held at the Heritage Place Shopping Centre in Owen Sound.
The “Bail-a-Thon” is a fun-filled concept for raising funds by which willing participants agree to go into the Crime Stoppers mock jail with the anticipation that friends, co-workers and relatives will pledge money to bail them out of jail. People were also encouraged, if they wished, to pledge money toward keeping the Jailbirds in jail for an extended stay.
Prior to the Bail-a-Thon the Jailbirds were sent a summons (pretend of course) charging them with a humorous crime. In the case of Chief Tracy David she was charged with the offence of: “Disclaiming the image of a rough and tough, mean, heartless police officer, to wit: She’s just too darn nice to be a cop! (ie: feeding donuts to prisoners etc.)". Some additional new charges for Chief David were filed late with the court including “Counselling Break and Enter” (locked her keys in the office and had a lower ranking officer crawl through the ceiling tiles to gain access) AND “ Failing to give the administrative staff a break from their Chief due to her reluctance to take vacations.”
Hanover Police Services Inspector Chris Knoll also received a summons charging him with:“Excessive Use of his Cell Phone” (except on a highway of course) and “refusing to empty his voicemail inbox”.
It was a long, exhausting day of jailing politicians the likes of Kevin Eccles, Police Chiefs and Detachment Commanders, prominent business people including Duncan Hawthorne of Bruce Power, and media personalities.
At the end of the day, however, it was Chief Tracy David who managed to collect the highest amount of bail pledges totalling in excess of $2,000.00. Chief David had a great response, as did Inspector Knoll, from the great citizens of Hanover and area who wanted to see their favourite Police Chief freed on bail.
In recognition of her efforts and the great generosity of the residents of Hanover, Chief David received a team-signed Owen Sound Attack hockey stick along with a pair of game tickets thanks to the generosity of the Owen Sound Attack hockey team.
In total, Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce raised over $17,500.00 at the event held on November 1, 2013. The Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce would like to thank everybody who participated or pledged and helped make this event a very special one.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is a community-based registered charity that combines the police, the media and the community in a co-operative effort to solve crime in our community.